1. The Energy Market in Taiwan in 2012
Heavy dependence on imports: even if there are many power plants in Taiwan, those rely almost exclusively on imports of coal, oil and gas to work.
The Taiwan Energy Demand graph shows what customers from Taipower need, while the Taiwan Energy Mix shows which resources Taipower uses to answer this demand.
Taiwan is very sensitive to the World (rising) energy prices, and this is critical for its development since it has an export oriented economy.
In case of conflict with China, all what Beijing would have to do is cut the supply of oil, gas and coal from just 3 countries: Indonesia, Australia and the Gulf, and Taiwan would be left with nothing to power itself after its 2-week strategic stock is exhausted.